|SCG’s representatives granted the scholarship to students as a commitment to support for a better Việt Nam’s next generation. — VNS Photo|
HCM CITY — Thailand’s SCG Group has handed over scholarships, worth VNĐ7 million (US$307) each, to 114 alumni who have enrolled in universities in 2017, as part of its scholarship programme.
These students will study engineering, accounting, marketing and business administration at universities.
SCG’s "Sharing the Dream" scholarship programme started its journey in 2007, with annual awards to some 400 high school students nationwide.
The programme targets students facing hardships, with an excellent academic performance and provides them with financial support and personal development training.
Since then, almost 4,000 dreams have been empowered by SCG through this programme.
“SCG believes in the value of individuals and the power of education on personal development. That is why we choose to invest in SCG Sharing the Dream programme for the past 11 years,” Somchai Wangwattanapanich, vice president-operations, SCG Chemicals, said at the awards ceremony in HCM City last week.
”Through the years, we have seen more students going further in their educational path, and many of them have overcome life’s difficulties to get to their dreams. This year, the number of university students growing from our programme is another manifesto to our strong belief, as well as a motivation for further development of the platform,” he said.
Besides its substantial impact in Việt Nam, SCG Sharing the Dream programme is also making changes in other ASEAN countries, including Thailand, Myanmar, Cambodia, Philippines and Indonesia, with 5,000 scholarships awarded annually. — VNS